Dandelion Puffballs

Have you ever gone for a walk with a small child, held their hand as they skip along next to you, the budding extrovert happily chattering, jumping from one subject to another like a small grasshopper? It’s like a tap of delight that has been turned on and joy is flowing out.

Children look at the world differently to us adults. When temperatures turn from chilly to warm, and hundreds of tiny yellow dandelion blooms appear in our yards, we grimace, yet children love these colourful florets, picking them with their chubby little hands to make others happy.

When eventually the golden dandelions turn to white globes of puffballs, they scream in delight as they rush to pick them, close their eyes with glee, and blow the seeds into the air. They open their eyes, clapping their hands as they watch the multitude of parachutes flying, the wind carrying each one away.

Children bring joy into the world, just by being children. Their enthusiasm is contagious, love unconditional, hugs tight and their cute smiles irresistible. Children live in the moment.

Children have the amazing ability to live their lives thoroughly. They are carefree as they spread hope and happiness. Their zest for life is contagious as they explore the world. And they know no worries of tomorrow.  While we try to teach children about life, children teach us what life is all about.

So, if you are feeling gloomy or downcast, perhaps it helps to look at the world through the eyes of a child and acquire a new outlook. Maybe it’s time to blow on a dandelion puffball. It worked for me this morning.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. annemariedoecke says:

    Again, beautifully written.. one can picture the scene …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your encouragement!!


  2. Dana Lou says:

    When I’m out walking I always remember what you told me about looking at things like a child and then I do. Makes the world seem so much better at that moment.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That makes me smile! Children do have such special way of looking at things!


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